Returning the list of standing committees will bring the bylaws into compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order.
CURRENT LANGUAGEUpon the board of directors’ approval, the president shall appoint any committees, including standing, special and/or ad hoc committees, composed of at least three voting members in good standing to serve for a specified term. Any vacancies in the membership of any committee that are filled will follow the same procedure. Furthermore, for each committee, the president shall designate a member of the board of directors to serve as a non-voting member. A majority of the entire committee shall constitute a quorum.
RESULTS OF THE AMENDMENT
The President, with the Board of Directors’ approval, shall appoint the members of all standing councils and committees, special and/or ad hoc committees, and task forces. except the Nominations Committee and the Elections Committee. Each entity shall be composed of three or more voting members in good standing, who shall serve for a specified term. Any vacancies in the membership of any entity shall be filled following the same procedure. For each entity, the president shall designate a member of the Board of Directors to serve as a non-voting liaison. A majority of the entity’s membership shall constitute a quorum during its meetings.
Standing Councils and Committees: Permanent entities that meet regularly, and that report directly to the RID Board of Directors.
–Deaf Advisory Council
The Deaf Members in Leadership Council advises the RID Board of Directors to uphold the Board’s desire of ensuring that the Deaf perspective is embodied in all matters before the Board and the association.
The Diversity Council advises the RID Board of Directors to uphold the Board’s desire of ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embodied in all matters before the Board and the association. Specifically, it assists the RID Board of Directors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the association; develops recommendations on how to make RID’s membership and leadership more diverse and inclusive; and assists in developing diversity programs and initiatives.
-Council of Elders
The Council of Elders provides the President and the Board with historical information that upholds the Board’s desire to ensure that RID’s roots and history are embodied in all matters of the Board.
The Certification Committee advises the RID Board of Directors by recommending policies and standards related to the RID Certification system.
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the organization, including budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.
The Audit Committee assists/advises the Board of Directors in the oversight of organizational planning, reporting, and independent auditing of all matters related to organization finances.
–National Bylaws Committee
The National Bylaws Committee advises the RID Board of Directors with respect to the organization’s governing documents.
-Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee advises the RID Board of Directors and assists the board with oversight of the policies and standards for the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program.
–Scholarships and Awards Committee
The Scholarships and Awards Committee solicits, reviews, and selects recipients for the association’s scholarships and awards.
The nominations committee is an independently appointed committee that serves the purpose of identifying the needs of the organization. The nominating committee will identify suitable candidates to serve on the RID Board of Directors.
The elections committee is an independently appointed committee that serves the purpose of communicating between members and HQ the process and results of the elections.
Detailed charges, timelines, and the scope of work for each entity–standing councils and committees, special and/or ad hoc committees, and task forces–shall be contained in the RID Policies and Procedures Manual or in enabling documents.